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Title: Assessing medication appropriateness in a long-term elderly care setting
Authors: Fenech Caruana, Tiziana
Gauci, Marise
Azzopardi, Lilian M.
Keywords: Inappropriate prescribing
Older people -- Medical care -- Malta -- Case studies
Drugs -- Prescribing -- Malta -- Case studies
Pharmacy -- Practice
Potentially inappropriate medication list
St. Vincent De Paul Residence (Luqa, Malta)
Issue Date: 2018-09
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Pharmacy
Citation: Fenech Caruana, T., Gauci, M., & Azzopardi, L. M. (2018, September). Assessing medication appropriateness in a long-term elderly care setting. Poster session presented at the 78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Abstract: A poster presentation about assessing medication appropriateness in a long-term elderly care setting. Introduction: Literature shows that the incidence of preventable adverse drug events in long-term care (LTC) facilities for the elderly is higher than that in ambulatory care. Studies have reported that pharmacist interventions in overseas LTC facilities were successful in improving patient outcomes. The Screening Tool of Older Persons’ potentially inappropriate Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria assess whether there are any inappropriate medications being given to elderly patients. Aim: To use the STOPP criteria as a tool in order to be able to assess and highlight inappropriate medication recommended to the elderly at St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) LTC facility, in Malta.
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